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Papers of A. P. Elkin, 1898-1979 [manuscript]
Bib ID 321790
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Elkin, A. P. (Adolphus Peter), 1891-1979
 
Description 1898-1979 
0.32 m. (2 boxes) + 3 folio items. 
Summary

The papers of Elkin cover a broad time period. Included are an almost complete set of pocket diaries from 1917-1978; newspaper cuttings relating to Elkin's early church and academic careers; personal papers, such as certificates, personal notes and correspondence; photographs; books; and some papers relating to his wife, Sara Thompson, and his son Peter Kingsley Elkin. Correspondents to Peter Elkin include Les Murray and Bruce Dawe.

Biography/History

Anthropologist and Anglican priest, Elkin was Head of the Department of Anthropology at Sydney University from 1934-1956, and held a number of professional and academic memberships. His main area of study was the anthropology of Australian Aboriginal people, with a focus also on the people of Papua New Guinea. He was also the editor of Oceania (1933-1979).

Notes

Available for reference. Not for loan.

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9834.

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list available (6 p.). 
Subjects Elkin, A. P. - (Adolphus Peter), - 1891-1979 - Archives.  |  Elkin, A. P. - (Adolphus Peter), - 1891-1979 - Correspondence.  |  Thompson, Sara.  |  Dawe, Bruce, - 1930- - Correspondence.  |  Murray, Les A. - (Les Allan), - 1938- - Correspondence.  |  Elkin, Peter Kingsley.  |  Anthropologists - Australia - Archives.
Time Coverage 1898, 1979 
Occupation Anthropologists

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